Oct.20 - Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed that Yuki Tsunoda is on course to make his Formula 1 debut in 2021.
It is an open secret that the 20-year-old Japanese, a F2 frontrunner promoted by both Honda and Red Bull, is a leading candidate to move onto the grid next year with AlphaTauri.
He recently had a seat fitting ahead of his forthcoming post-Imola GP test, which will give him the 300kms of running that qualifies him for a super licence.
When asked about whether any Red Bull junior drivers are ready to enter F1, Marko told Sky Deutschland: "There is only one candidate and that's Yuki Tsunoda.
"He should drive for AlphaTauri. All he has to do is obtain the necessary amount of points for a super license," Marko added.
"In fast corners he is at Verstappen's level, there are only a couple of corners where he loses a lot of time.
"But if you don't know when and where this happens, then this is a factor of uncertainty that we cannot afford when we are fighting for the title," said Marko.
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